Being a child of a military family has taught me many things such as: respect, responsibility, integrity, and courage. Even though I move around a lot baseball has always been a constant in my life. Since I was 3 years old I've always had a ball and a bat in my hand. I feel that I grew to love baseball the more I played and became exposed to it.
To me, I grew the most as a student-athlete from my freshman to sophomore season. I went from a school that always had a winning season to a team that regularly has a losing season while still maintaining a 4.0 GPA . During this period I feel that I developed like no other. Not only through my play but through the mental aspect of the game. I helped the coach rationalize tough decisions as well as encourage my team mates. I learned how to deal with loses, bad games, irate coaches, unfair umpire calls and most importantly the ability to get over an error, regain my composer and make the next play. Now, I believe I have the talent and the mental toughness that is needed to play an elaborate game like baseball.